The Shirts Off Their Backs

A little more than a year and a half since Washington and Lee alumnus Paul Trible started his shirt-making business, the company, Ledbury, is getting regional and even national recognition. All this in a year when they expect to sell 10,000 shirts.

We first blogged about the new business in January 2010. Earlier this month, the company was featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s “Startup Spotlight.”  That article features an interview with Paul, of the Class of 2003, and his business partner, Paul Watson, about their plans to add the Commonwealth Collection, which will feature belts, cuff links and garment bags from Virginia-based artisans.

In addition to the story in the Times-Dispatch, Ledbury (and W&L) got a nice plug on a recent segment of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” when Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist talked about their Ledbury shirts and their makers (“one went to W&L”). Have a look at the clip from that segment below:

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